Affinity for Trees

As I made my way down Independence Drive in Hyannis, heading toward Mary Dunn, I noticed a sign in the median at one of the stops along the road. Maroon with white lettering, I don’t know why I hadn’t seen it before now. I’ve driven that route many times since we came to the Cape. But there it was: “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” These words from American author, philosopher, scientist, ecologist, forester, conservationist, and environmentalist, Aldo Leopold, jumped out at me as I waited my turn to go. Leopold was influential in the development of modern envi


One of the things I tell prospective mentors in the PathMakers Program that I manage for WE CAN that they will want to think about as a piece of their role is to offer their mentee a different lens through which to view their situation, their goals, their life. A way to look at things that they might not have considered before. Maybe something totally out of the box for them. The kind of thing that makes you say, “Ahhhhh – now I see it!” This is what I imagine happened on that first “Easter” morning when, depending on which gospel or writer you listen to, any number of Jesus’ disciples arrived to find an empty tomb, some of them greeted by him or given instructions and some not, that resulte

Standing Stones

I will be your standing stone. I will stand by you. I will be your standing stone. I will stand by you. Jacob had gotten himself into a heap of trouble. I’m talking here about the biblical Jacob, son of Isaac, grandson of Abraham. His mother, Rebekah, favored him over his brother Esau. Though they were twins, Esau was the firstborn and due to receive their father’s blessing and inherit his property and livestock. As their father, Isaac, grew older he lost his eyesight, so Jacob and his mother came up with a plan to disguise himself as his brother and receive Isaac’s blessing and inheritance for himself. They succeeded with their plan. Jacob was blessed by Isaac. But his defrauded brother, Es

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